Add a little UMPH to your coffee. Be invincible!
<———- IS THIS YOU? Are you at work feeling sluggish under mountains of paperwork?
Are you a student who is struggling to find the mental clarity to complete that essay?
Are you tired with no motivation?
“tired? Sluggish? Energy dips? I know these feelings oh so well!”
I used to be so tired everyday! I drank nearly 8 cups of coffee A DAY! My motivation and focus was ZERO. I needed coffee to feelhuman, but this human was barely human!
This changed when someone introduced me to buttered coffee. Or as i call it now… ‘Mama Juice!’
Some of you who know me personally may know that I religiously blend grass-fed butter and MCT oil in my coffee every morning (Yes, I said butter!). Instead of a breakfast consuming a bowl of high carb porridge and berries… I replaced this with fat in my coffee.
“And now, I feel invincible.”
In my experience:
- A huge energy boost without the jitters or shakes
- Sustained energy without the huge crashes
- Feel fuller for longer
- Increased mental clarity and focus (for example, I managed to write 3000 words in one day and obtained a 1st degree level mark in this project – although I do not advocate leaving your work to the last minute…).
- lower visceral fat score than ever before*
- lower body fat percentage*
“It completely changed my life!”
Buttered coffee is otherwise dubbed as ‘Bulletproof coffee’ promoted by Dave Asprey – founder of Bulletproof executive. He tried Yak buttered Tea in Tibet and noticed incredible energy – he changed a few ingredients and wahey! Bulletproof Coffee. He built a whole empire around it – tangent! any expectant parents? i recommend the better baby book – get here!!
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So why add grass-fed butter and MCT oil to your coffee?
- The fats consumed will give you an amazing increase in energy and help you sustain this till your first meal (this is usually after lunch for me). *Please note – I replace breakfast with my coffee as it helps produce ketone bodies*
- Supports intermittent fasting which has been shown to provide HUGE benefits – links up later
- Source of Omega 3
- Amazing source of Vitamin K2
- Contains CLA – well known for helping with weight loss. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17490954
- Source of Butyrate – which has been shown to protect the brain and has been linked to decreasing the susceptibility of neurodegenerative diseases (see end of page – 1.) also has anti-inflammatory properties
- MCT oil – I use Brain Octane oil (http://www.bulletproof.com/brain-octane-oil-16-oz) – this oil is easily digested by the body and gives quick energy.
“As soon as you consume Brain Octane, it is rapidly absorbed and changed into ketone bodies – providing instant energy to the brain”
- 1 shot of espresso or cup of freshly brewed coffee
- Hot water as needed
- 1tbsp grass fed butter
- 1tbsp MCT oil
- Preferred sweetener – e.g. stevia or erythritol
- Put all ingredients in a blender.
- Enjoy hot, creamy, frothy latte like coffee.
THINGS TO NOTE:
1.The type of butter matters. Most butters are made from cows that are on a corn, soy based diet and loaded with antibiotics. This is not good! Grass-fed cows increase levels of many nutrients as said above. (look for kerrygold irish butter in the supermarkets).
DID YOU KNOW?
Your brain is actually the fattest organ in the body.. (1).
The brain is all about ENERGY (ATP made in mitochondria – the powerhouses of energy in our cells).
Although the brain uses glycogen, it can use ketone bodies better – less efficient to make ATP from glucose than it is to make ATP from ketones! (2)
Ketones are produced by the liver from fatty acids during periods of low food intake – for example, sleeping, or low carb/high fat intakes (ketogenic diet).
An increase of mitochondrial biogenesis (3) occurs on a ketogenic diet, the process by which new mitochondria are formed inside of cells – more mitochondria means we have a lot more energy!!!!
See these fantastic articles for more in depth information.
- Please note I follow a diet of whole foods, and rarely consume refined sugars and processed foods.
- Butyrate near benefits. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394016300775